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Monday 5 October, 2020

BB On the Record: Steven Mead on life during the pandemic, creativity shining through the darkness, his musical life and fishing.

Globetrotting euphonium virtuoso Steven Mead discusses the importance of people continuing to play and maintain hope during the ongoing pandemic. He also reflects on his early musical life, from being handed a cornet in the Salvation Army, telling his careers advisor at school he wanted to play the euphonium and glory years at Desford Colliery Band.

Steven examines the standard of euphonium playing today, discusses his hopes for a more criteria-based adjudication system and chats about reconnecting with his fishing rods.

All that, and a cracking Piece of the Podcast.